Eve Acason and Summa Salisbury at the Oly in the Outback event hosted by Saints Weightlifting Club in Miles on Saturday.
Eve Acason and Summa Salisbury at the Oly in the Outback event hosted by Saints Weightlifting Club in Miles on Saturday. Madison Watt

Saints in heaven at home

Weightlifting: The Saints Weightlifting Club's open competition was a major success at the weekend in Miles, with teams from different regions of Queensland travelling to take part.

"It couldn't have been better, we were wrapped,” organiser Sonia Stenhouse said.

"Everyone from other clubs were raving about it and saying how they wanted to come back next year. So I'm super happy with how it all went.”

A field of 31 competitors fought it out for bragging rights, with the Saints club doing particularly well.

Kylie Salisbury took out the junior female category, while teammate Luke Bidgood won junior male and overall junior.

Chloe Kerwick completed a strong weekend for the Saints team by winning the senior women's category.

Stenhouse said the team's achievements were a reward for effort.

"I'm really happy. I wasn't going to push the kids too hard because some of them have to go to Perth next weekend.

"I was just happy for them to go out and have some fun in front of their family and friends, but they actually all fired up and most of them got PBs.”

Stenhouse is now focused on turning the event into a major annual competition.

"Queensland Weightligting thought it was a great event... they said it was run better than some of their competitions.”


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